Mazda MX-5 Spyder and Turbo2 for 2011 SEMA Show
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Mazda MX-5 Spyder and Turbo2 for 2011 SEMA Show

2011 SEMA Show


2011 SEMA Show

Just the Facts:
  • Mazda teases a pair of SEMA-bound sportsters.
  • Images — but not much information — were posted on the automaker's Twitter and Flickr feeds.
  • Regarding the Turbo2, Mazda teased: "One of our most powerful turbocharged engines in our lightest platform. Nuff said!"

LAS VEGAS — Unlike many of its competitors, Mazda has taken a more circumspect approach to unveiling its 2011 SEMA Show-bound sportsters ahead of next week's event. On its Twitter feed, the automaker posted links to single images of the MX-5 Spyder and the Turbo2 on its Flickr page, with the sketchiest information on each.

Mazda said of the MX-5 Spyder: "A new, more aggressive look for the world's favorite convertible."

Regarding the Turbo2, Mazda teased: "One of our most powerful turbocharged engines in our lightest platform. Nuff said!"

The Twitter link wasn't more forthcoming, noting: "One's green and the other comes in green."

From what we can ascertain from the images, the MX-5 Spyder gets a minimalist exterior, with a hard tonneau and a skimpy red bikini-style canvas top replacing the current folding top. A new front fascia has larger air intakes and a revised spoiler. The car sits lower, and red Brembo calipers peek out from behind multispoke alloys. No word on what's under the silver skin.

The Turbo2 hatchback is a bit jazzier, with white exterior paint and wild green and yellow graphics, including a huge Mazdaspeed decal above the windshield.

We see 10-spoke matte-finish alloy rims, low-profile rubber, an aggressive front fascia with chin spoilers, side skirts and an oversize ducktail spoiler.

Edmunds.com says: Expect the full details to be revealed next Tuesday on the SEMA show floor.

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